Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: rebound  'ree,bawnd
  1. Move back in a roughly opposite direction after an impact
    "The rubber ball rebounded";
    - bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet
     
  2. Return to a former condition
    "The jilted lover soon rebounded and found new friends";
    - rally
Noun: rebound  'ree,bawnd
  1. A movement back from an impact
    - recoil, repercussion, backlash
     
  2. A reaction to a crisis, setback or frustration
    "he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"
     
  3. The act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
Verb: rebind (rebound)  ree'bInd
  1. Provide with a new binding
    "The tattered old book is valuable and we need to rebind it"

Derived forms: rebounded, rebounding, rebounds

Type of: bind, bound, catch, go back, grab, jump, leap, motion, movement, reaction, recover, recuperate, response, snap, snatch, spring

Part of: basketball, basketball game, hoops

Encyclopedia: Rebound